A 7-day visa on arrival to the islands has been announced for Turkish citizens

The cost of the visa will be 60 euros

Объявлена 7-дневная виза по прибытии на острова для граждан Турции

The Greek Prime Minister announced the possibility of a simplified regime for visiting 10 islands for Turkish citizens.

The details of the application regarding the 10 islands announced by Greek Prime Minister Kiriakos Mitsotakis, which Turkish citizens can get to by obtaining a visa at the entrance, are becoming clear.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Onchu Kecheli, said that the submission of the Greek authorities regarding a “one-week visa for Turkish tourists on the Greek islands” had been approved by the Commission of the European Union (EU) and a resolution on this topic was being prepared by the Greek authorities.

The Greek Foreign Ministry answered Haberturk’s questions regarding the details of this visa. According to information provided by sources in the Greek government, the details of applying for a 7-day visa are as follows:

A simplified procedure for obtaining a visa upon entry to Greece is provided for Turkish citizens and their family members.

* This visa will allow you to stay in Greece for up to seven days.

* The cost of the visa will be 60 euros.

* It will have limited regional effect in Greece.

* Will be implemented on 10 islands.

* This will be a 12-month pilot program.

* The application has been approved by the European Commission, which is responsible for the work of the Schengen system.

It is expected that the 10 Greek islands covered by the 7-day visa will be: Chios, Lesbos, Rhodes, Samos, Kos, Mays, Leros, Kalymnos, Symi, Lemnos.

Turkish tourism professionals welcomed the decision announced by Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis, “Visa-free week for Turkish tourists on the Greek islands”, this summer an increase of up to 50% of tours to the Greek islands is expected.

Saltur Tourism Board member Ismail Firat Cevik stated that, as tourism professionals, they welcome the visa exemption that will be provided to Turkish tourists on the Greek islands, and said that before the outbreak of Covid-19, visa exemption was provided at the entrance at certain periods every year, but recently this practice has been discontinued.

Cevik said: “Lengthy visa procedures have reduced the motivation of those who want to travel and the sales of travel companies. It’s actually too early to say anything right now. This practice will contribute to the revival of tourism on the Greek islands.”

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